WHY IS THE MEDIA IGNORING THE 800-POUND GORILLA IN THE HOUSE?
I was Overwhelmed with Emails, which I Received from Readers, who just like Anne & Myself, have Expressed their Outrage & Fear of Rising Prices just about Everywhere.
It’s Easy for the Politicians to say all is Great & have the Statistics to Prove it, when they’re Living the High-Life Off Everyone Else’s Money. And if they Feel the Need for More Money, all they have to do is Vote themselves a Raise, or some More Tax-Free Exemptions, or More Expense Money.
No One Needs To Hold a Tag Day For Me. But That Doesn’t Mean I’m Stupid.
For The Rest Of Us . . . It Ain’t That Easy. And with Each Additional Tax; Municipal, State (Provincial) or Federal, Including Hikes in Service Costs for things like Drivers’ Licenses, Vehicle Registrations . . . ETC – Living the Good-Life, Becomes More & More of an Everyday Challenge.
Just A Stupid Little Thing . . . I don’t Ride my Motorcycle all that much, but when I do, I Love It. It’s one of the Few Exceptional Exhilarating Physical Pleasures I still Enjoy. And if you Ever Rode a Big Bike, You Would Understand.
I Bought This Bike Brand New In 2009. I Owe Nothing on it . . . Yet, for me to Ride my Bike, for a Grand-Total of a Possible 6-Month Period, given the Crappy Weather in Ontario Canada, I’m Lucky if I Ride 12-Times A Year – Yet, Between an Annual Oil-Change, which Costs about $100 – Insurance Which Costs $1,200 & Registration, also Costing about $100 . . . Do I Really want to Continue Spending this Kind of Money on Something I don’t use that Often. And which I Definitely Don’t Need?
Bear In Mind . . . I Can’t Remember the Last Time I had an Accident on the Bike (Never) or by Car or Truck. I have Never Made an Insurance Claim for Theft, Vandalism or Related Damage to any of the Vehicles I’ve Owned. And I have No Demerit Points . . .
So . . . Why Am I Charged $1200 For Insurance? And at the Start of Every New Riding Season, the Insurance Rate Goes Up. For several years now, I’ve been Telling Anne, that this is the Last Season, and I’ll be Putting the Bike up for Sale, to which Anne Insists that I don’t.
I Don’t Really Need The Money . . . But I Also Really Don’t Like Getting Ripped-Off.
Anne & I Went Shopping On Friday . . . We Drove to the West Island of Montreal, where the Bigger Stores are Located amongst more Competition. I have a Favorite Butcher Shop called La Preference, where they were Selling AAA Western Canadian Rib Steaks At $12 Per Pound. That’s a far Cry from the $20 Per Pound I’ve seen Elsewhere.
I Bought Twelve (One-Pound-Plus) Rib Steaks, coupled with 6-Steaks, which I already Had in the Freezer (which I bought in Austin), which will Last Me the Whole Summer, since Anne Doesn’t Eat Steaks.
La Preference Also Had a Great Price On Trimmed Briskets. So, I bought Two 10-Pound Briskets. Had La Preference Cut them Each in Two, and had the Four Briskets Individually Vacuum Packed, which are also now Frozen.
As Far As This Kind Of Meat Is Concerned . . . We Spent Several Hundred Dollars, And Are Good For The Entire Summer.
From La Preference, We Went To Costco . . . Where we Shopped for Deals. And when we found Something we Liked & Needed, we Really Stocked-Up, to the Point of Preparing “Inventory” for our November Trip Back To Texas.
And While At Costco . . . We Loaded-Up with their Premade Hamburgers, Seasoned Pork Chops & other Essential Meats, which Anne Divided-Up, and I Froze for an Extended Period.
When We See A Special Offer On Coffee . . . Anne & I will Buy a Year’s Worth, since Anne & I like to Drink Coffee, and Coffee Sealed in its Container never Goes bad. Same with Staples like Mustard, Spices, Canned-Goods & Household Paper Products.
So . . . With The Exception Of Fresh Fruit, Vegetables & Several Other Sundries . . . Anne & I are Fixed for Meals for the Summer, with enough Great Food to Feed Ourselves and Others.
Buying Like This Isn’t A Punishment . . . But It’s Something New To Us.
MY CANADIAN BORN PARENTS . . . Who Survived The Great Depression & Rationing During WWII, always had a “Store-Room” in the Basement, where they Stocked-Up on Everything, because of their Pre & Post War Experiences & Mentality.
Remarkably . . . My Parents Never Seemed Happier, Nor More Prideful – than when they came back from a Grocery “Run” – Loaded to the Hilt with Every Manner of Preserved Food Products (Canned-Goods, Coffee, Dried Products Like Rice, Potatoes . . . Etc) as they Stocked the Basement Shelves.
And Now . . . About Fifty Years Later – Here are Anne & Myself, doing the same thing as my Parents did, Possibly for the Same Reason, because We don’t Trust the Government & We don’t Trust Big Business or the Greed of Many Small Businesses . . .
AND THERE IS NO WAY WE CAN KEEP-UP . . . WITH THE INFLATION – WHICH NO ONE IN THE MEDIA SEEMS TO WANT TO TALK ABOUT.
IS THERE HOPE FOR US?
While It Is 100% True & Accurate . . . that We are all Facing a Seemingly Incalculable Number of Global Threats, I Contend, That Our Greatest Existential Threat Is From Within, from our Horrible Politicians & Political Parties, from Greed-Driven Corporations Supported by the Government, Propagandized Academics, Educators & Media . . . BUT MOST OF ALL – BY AN IGNORANT & ENTITLED VOTING BASE.
The Good News . . . Is that it seems as though much of the World is Waking-Up to the Global Threat of Socialism & Bad Politics, which is the Primary Cost & Reason for Run-Away Inflation.
Australia just Told the Climate-Change Liberal Hucksters where to Get-Off. England is now Poised to Give The Finger to the EU . . . And to the Fake British Conservative Party. Israel just Re-Elected another Right-Wing Government. The Province of Ontario is Making A Conservative Come-Back. Prince Edward Island, for the First Time that I’m Aware Elected a Conservative Government. Alberta is Once Again Awash in Conservative Policies . . .
And Justin Trudeau – Better Steal All He Can Now . . . Because, by Mid-October (Elections) of this Year, the Liberal Party of Canada will be Nothing More than a very Bad National Memory, Leaving Behind Debt, Misery & A Stunned Populace.
And Then . . . There’s The Good Ole USA, Which has Been so Rocked . . . By As Bad As It Gets Politicians, Legislators, Bureaucrats, Educators & Media – That No Matter who the LEFT will Put-Up Against President Donald Trump, he or she will be a Waste of their Time, Effort & Money, because – No matter How The LEFTIST Media wants to Portray Reality, the People will Re-Vote for Donald Trump, not because of what President Trump Might Do as President, but Rather, because of what Donald Trump has already Done as President . . . And Will Continue To Do Post-2020.
If We Were Still Headed Towards A Socialist Society (which is still a possibility), where the Politicians & Bureaucrats Called the Shots & Set Regulatory Policies . . . I’d be Amongst the First to Admit Defeat – But All Of That Is Changing.
And With These Changes, we should all Begin to Enjoy the Benefits of Free Enterprise, where if one Group or Company Charges too Much, & Provides too Little . . . No Problem. Because, in a Free Enterprise Society, which is Unshackled by Government Bureaucracy, there will always be the Entrepreneur to Lower the Price & Provide a Better Service.
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov